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- Aliceland Progess and Pop Girl Progress
- Aliceland Progressing
- Aliceland Unclogged
- Writer's Block
- Oz and Wonderland
- Aliceland, Pop Girls and Gwen
- Cast Meeting for Aliceland and Gwen and the Telegr...
- Gwen and the Telegrams Script
- Projects Underway
- Cast Meetings for Gwen and the Telegrams
- Gwen and the Telegrams
- I Posted This on Another One of My Blogs Already, ...
- 80's Cartoon Parody
- ▼ February (15)
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Today was the official day 1 filming of Pop Girl and it's looking good. I can't get wait to show the footage to you all.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Aliceland is really picking up. I'm planning on finishing the script (without the musical numbers) this week and plan a readthru with a cast sometime in March. I'm hoping to make it a fund raising event to help promote future productions.
I am so excited
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I don't know how it happened, but Aliceland is all plotted out and I LOVE IT!!! I just need to get the script down on paper now.
My vision of the story is very different from any other version of Alice but it's ultimately how I envisioned it should be on-stage.
I'm so excited now to flesh it out more.
WOW, and I don't mean World of Warcraft. So far I have a new job on top of a dream job, a show that seems to be sucking the life out of me, and a bunch of new pets to care for. It's okay though. I love the new pets. My favorite one is a baby Guinea Pig my boyfriend bought me I named Chubbles. I think I'm his favorite too.
My Aliceland script is making a little bit of progress. After re-reading Alice in Wonderland and watching Jonathan Miller's Alice in Wonderland, I think I have a better understanding of where I want my version to go. I also might re-watch some timeless family musical movies like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Willy Wonka for more inspiration. I'm also in the process of re-reading Through the Looking Glass which is my favorite of the two Alice books. Anyone have a copy of Alice Through the Needle's Eye? It's a great book I never bought.
I was going to blog about my adventure on Thursday involving the puppet project I'm doing with my boyfriend, but just thinking about it is giving me a headache.
Today I got a new video camera that's a million times better than my old one so filming on Pop Girl might be faster than expected as soon as I get a chance to get on that.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
As I let the script for Gwen and the Telegrams simmer in my head a little, I work frantically to finish the script to the stage version of Aliceland.
I find myself with writer's block, which really surprises me. When I wrote Princess of Oz, everything came so naturally to me, and I consider myself a new fan of the Oz books.
With Aliceland, I find myself scared in misrepresenting these characters and scared that my ideas for this "book to the stage" musical isn't original enough. I have tried to just push all that negative thinking away and just tell a good story, but maybe it's my own fandom for the Alice books that really hinders me.
I'm re-reading the book (for like the 100th time) to see if I can pull ideas from Caroll's original text that are uniquely mine. It's working for the most part.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
It looks like Princess of Oz might be a full fledged musical after all. My director friend is looking for new scripts to produce and he's crazy for musicals, just like myself.
I sent him the completed scripts for Pop Girl and Princess of Oz as well as treatments for a stage version of Aliceland and a play I've been working on called Boys Next Door that I wrote with Brent Corrigan in mind as the main character.
Here's hoping for the best.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wow, with that second job and performing onstage and all these film projects I want to do, nobody can call me lazy~
The show is starting to take a toll on my director friend. The theater we're performing the show in isn't really being professional and we all hate it. It sucks too. We're an awesome cast and we might have to cancel the show because the theater isn't treating us like we belong there. Video footage to come soon of this awesome cast, and me singing, heheh.
I'm going to start having weekly meetings with the cast members of my films. Whoever can make it, is going to make it, whoever can't, well there's always next week. We'll meet in one area and then down to the recording studio. (my mom's house)
I also need to start filming Pop Girl. I really need to just get off my ass and do it. With two jobs now, I kinda have the budget for it.
For Aliceland and Gwen and the Telegrams, I have these awesome costume ideas that I'm going to sketch real soon. Can't wait to show them to you all.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I met with Brianne Bridge, a dancer I've worked with several times. She's never acted but I sat her down to read a few lines and she's a natural. Some people just have it. She's going to play Gwen/Erica Bennet in Gwen and the Telegrams and The White Queen in Aliceland. She's also doing voice for work for me as She-Ra in another project I have going on.
I also met with Joyce who I've known since 9th grade. She did some stand-in work for Princess of Oz and is in a musical with me currently. She's going to play Strawberry Cupcake in Gwen and the Telegrams and The Red Queen in Aliceland.
Still need to meet more cast members, but it's hard to coordinate schedules especially since I got that new job at my friend's flower shop. I hope it brings in more money. I want the costumes in these pieces to be POP.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
The story has Rock Star Gwen, who is also secretly Erica, owner of Starshine Music, taking on the task of being Foster Mother to Strawberry Cupcake and Rainbow Light.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Okay this is NOT a production of mine, I so wanna sing this and possibly include this or something similar in my own productions....
- Here's what I love the most about this song: It's totally true. This song is every boy band song EVER!!
- If studied, I think you could possibly release a whole album with just this formula.
- I think I might do my own version of this song as soon as I find the time, and then write a song with this formula, and not tell anyone, and see where it takes me.
- I'm writing several musicals at the moment and I wonder if this format also works in a musical movie setting.
I mean, just check out these lyrics:
- Declaration of my feelings for you
Elaboration on those feelings
Description of how long these feelings have existed
Belief that no one else could feel the same as I
Reminiscence of the pleasant times we shared
And our relationship's perfection
Recounting of the steps that led to our love's dissolution
Mostly involving my unfaithfulness and lies
Penitent admission of wrongdoing
Discovery of the depth of my affection
Regret over the lateness of my epiphany
Title of the song
Nave expression of love
Reluctance to accept that you are gone
Request to turn back time
And rectify my wrongs
Repetition of the title of the song
Enumeration of my various transgressive actions
Of insufficient motivation
Realization that these actions led to your departure
And my resultant lack of sleep and appetite
Renunciation of my past insensitive behavior
Promise of my reformation
Reassurance that you still are foremost in my thoughts now
Need for instructions how to gain your trust again
Request for reconciliation
Listing of the numerous tasks that I'd perform
Of physical and emotional compensation
Acknowledgment that I acted foolishly
Increasingly desperate pleas for your return
Sorrow for my infidelity
Vain hope that my sins are forgivable
Appeal for one more opportunity
Drop to my knees to elicit crowd response
Prayers to my chosen deity
Modulation and I hold a high note...
Lyrics were cut and paste from here